Take back the country, One Precinct at a time

Message from Mr. Bill Pojunis:

A funny thing happened to the Republican Party in
Clark County, Nevada (Las Vegas area). After the
last election slaughter that the Republicans
suffered as a result of the Obama tsunami, the
party was disgruntled, disorganized, and in utter
chaos. . . .

Enter the “Grass Roots” movement, the
reaction to what had just happened to the country.
The movement was populated by a number of what I
refer to as “reluctant activists”, those
people who would never DREAM of protesting
anything, . . . .

. . . losing much of
their hard earned and accumulated wealth through
the mismanagement of not only their financial
institutions, but their government, began to
become aware of the fact that they must DO
SOMETHING! The question was, what?

So there was a call for a nationwide day of
protest. Hoping that it would wake up the
administration and the Congress that we were not
happy with all this spending and accumulation of
overburdening debt, not only for us, but for
future generations – our children and
grandchildren, and quite possibly, our
great-grandchildren! We marched and held
demonstrations. Accordingly, the Main Stream Media
largely ignored us, and attacked us as loons, far
right extremists, racists, and other such common
labels. Did they get the message? Not one bit! . . .

We communicated via the internet, groups sprang
up espousing Constitutional values, reverence for
the vision of our founders, adherence to the
principles of what used to be Conservative values
that were admired, not castigated, as is the
practice in today’s world. The common thread
among all of these groups was, the country is in
trouble, but how can we correct it? . . .

What could we do to
stop the headlong passage of spending bills
running into thousand-page monstrosities, which
our legislators were bullied into signing, all in
the name of averting some crisis or another,
before it became a catastrophe, and all of which
went largely unread or debated, just voted upon in
the dead of night or with little fanfare or public
scrutiny. What we were searching for was a
non-violent solution, short of armed insurrection
and civil war, to take back the country from those
who had abused their offices and subverted the
Constitution like some irrelevant news story,
rather than the supreme law of the land, as it was
intended to be.

The Precinct Strategy has been around since the
time of Lincoln, but the vast majority of
Americans were not political junkies, so they had
no idea what it was all about. Unfortunately,
those who did understand it were the very ones who
had abused it to secure the favor of their cronies
and perpetuate their power.

What happened next was the “awakening” of a
portion of the Grass Roots participants to the
reality of political elections in the country
today. Some “activists” were aware of how the
system worked, but had never been involved with it
to any great extent. Suddenly, this idea became
crystal clear to many people simultaneously, and
independently. Although most of the reluctant
activists failed to grasp the enormous potential
of this system, a few took the initiative to
present it to the public in the form of education.

One group after another was introduced to the
concept of the Precinct Strategy, and it grew in
popularity among many of the “internet Groups”
as the Conservatives recognized its value and
potential for significant change.

While the overriding sentiment among the
“Internet groups” was to establish a new,
third party, the idea that it could be effective
in the immediate future appeared to negate the
purpose for the upcoming 2010 elections – there
simply did not seem to be enough time to mount
such a campaign with any hope of even moderate
success in unseating incumbent politicians. The
Precinct strategy is undoubtedly the best way to
proceed, but to focus efforts on a new, third
party alternative seemed unlikely to produce
results. So, those of us who had formed a
coalition of the various “internet groups” in
Las Vegas, decided to try to see what we could do
with the Republican party, if we all got together
and worked as one group. We held meeting with our
separate groups, and discussed all the options we
knew about, and put forth the idea that we should
act as a coalition of groups, meeting and agreeing
upon one common course of action.

We held a group meeting, and enumerated the pros
and cons of third parties versus working with the
Republicans. There was great diversity of opinion,
many of our grass roots people were strongly and
fiercely Independent, but we were all passionate
about one thing – we had to do something to
bring about a change in the status quo. We argued
about the best way to do it, and several members
who were adamantly opposed to trying to do
anything within the Republican Party left our
groups in protest.

We determined that the way the
Clark County Republican party is organized, we
actually could make a difference, and if the
leaders didn’t want to take us seriously, we
believed we could be in a position to effectively
present and vote in a new slate of officers. The
way we accomplished this was all according to
their own rules and procedures. We first became
members of the Clark County Republican Central
Committee, aware that we had to attend two
consecutive meetings before we were eligible to
vote in the upcoming election of officers for the
next two years. We held another meeting with our
newly combined group and put it up for a vote to
our members – we finally agreed that it did
really make sense to change the leadership if we
wanted to change the party. While it also required
Republican voter registration, a number of our
members took the step and changed their
registration in order to participate fully in the
election.

We showed up at the Central Committee meetings as
required, but in the meanwhile, we held our own
meetings to discuss whom we should support, and
which of our leaders were willing to assume the
leadership roles to help us affect the change we
so desired. After a great deal of cajoling, hand
holding and persuasion, we had a slate of officers
to challenge those from what we considered the
“Old Guard” party bosses and others who had
been in power positions for far too long.

As the election date approached, the Old Guard
became aware of our intention, and sent out the
word that their members (those who supported the
status quo) needed to show up and vote for their
slate. There were some ruminations of behind the
scenes dealings, conspiracies to counteract our
intentions, and other nefarious goings on, but
when the smoke cleared, the Grass Roots Coalition
had succeeded in controlling the election,
securing 6 of the 7 executive positions for our
members, a crushing defeat for the “old Guard”
supporters and devotees.

We dominated the proceedings, even including a
runoff for the Chairman position, which our
candidate ultimately lost, but the winner had also
been one whom we agreed to support in the event of
a runoff, and so we considered that a win for us
as well.

We now control the workings of the Clark County
Republican Party, to all intents and purposes.
Once our slate of officers was installed, we began
to unravel all the problems with the prior
workings, and set about instituting new
procedures, policies, and guidelines that had been
sorely lacking for at least the immediate past
several administrations. We were of the opinion
that they acted not as independent of the State
party, but as servants of the State Party, and
took every action as directed by the State power
brokers.

What makes this especially gratifying, is that
Clark County is the largest county in Nevada, and
we have more than 70 per cent of the total voters
registered in the state, so we are now a real
force with which to be concerned, and with which
to reckon as far as anything to do with State
politics and political action is concerned.

The simple lesson in all of this is that the
Precinct Strategy DOES WORK! Now that we are in
control, we are actively recruiting new Precinct
Captains and Precinct Administrators, we have
created new controls of information, we have
instituted new methods of communication, and are
striving to improve relations with not only those
who have stayed with the Party, but are attracting
back to the Party those who left in disgust and
dissatisfaction.

Now we can have the hammer, as it were, on just
whom we will support, and we can “vet” the
potential candidates to insure that we will never
again have to face the “lesser of two evils”,
and that we will not have to accept a candidate
foisted upon us by some power wielding groups of
cronies intent upon solidifying their stranglehold
upon the Party, and intent upon fulfilling their
private agendas. We are the ones who can affect
the selection process, we can support those
candidates with whom we share common goals, values
and principles, . . .

We are saddled with Harry Reid, arguably one of the worst
offenders of the pay for play politics as usual
cancer that affects far too much of Washington
today. This man has entered into highly
questionable real estate dealings, . . .

which were presented were dismissed as baseless.
Even neglecting to report the gain on real estate
transactions was overlooked to the tune of at
least $400,000 (quite possibly more like in excess
of one million). If a n ordinary citizen attempted
to do that, we would be in jail, or at the very
least charged and brought to trial, but not Harry!

The eyes of the entire nation will be upon Nevada
as the 2010 elections draw near, and once we
succeed in unseating Reid, it will send a message
to the rest of the Senators, who are not up for
reelection in 2010, but in 2012 that we are
watching, and we are coming for them all!

Now we are embarking upon the REAL work, that is
to implement the Precinct Strategy fully, so as to
take advantage of this system, which is the answer
to our quest for the solution to taking back,
first the Party, and next, the Nation!

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